Restaurants are to be banned from keeping tips

A recent Government announcement has suggested that new legislation will be introduced as part of the push to end exploitative employment practices, following a public outcry causes by some restaurants skimming off a share of tips.

A restaurant previously criticised for such practice is TGI Fridays, where workers held a series of strikes earlier this year over a new pay policy that redistributes customer tips from waiters to kitchen staff.

The Trade Union has said this action is long overdue and that they would seek assurances that the legislation delivered fair tips. The move forms part of the UK Government’s response to the rise of insecure work – which includes those freelancing, contracting, in the gig economy or staff on zero hours contracts.

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